Construction starts on $300 million West Franklin development

Construction starts on $300 million West Franklin development
Construction starts on $300 million West Franklin development

Major construction work has commenced on the first phase of West Franklin, an urban regeneration project located in the West End part of Adelaide’s CBD.

The work is being carried out by Built Environs, who were awarded the $90 million contract earlier this year by global property development company Greaton. Hundreds of construction jobs will be generated during stage one, with over seventy subcontracting firms employed.

Situated on the corner of Franklin, Elizabeth and Morphett Streets, the new West Franklin precinct comprises 560 apartments and penthouses spread across four towers.

Residential facilities include a 20 metre wet edge lap pool, gym, spa, sauna, resident dining and lounge rooms, sky park with BBQ facilities and landscaped gardens, resident cinema, golf simulator and roof top bar showcasing views of Adelaide CBD, the ocean and Adelaide Hills.

“Greaton is helping stimulate the Adelaide economy by bringing this landmark project to life and creating hundreds of local jobs. West Franklin is located in an area that has been dormant for many years. The sheer size of this project will help activate this entire precinct,” commented Nicho Teng, managing director of Greaton.

“We are creating a new affordable urban lifestyle in West End that has never been seen before. West Franklin is expected to become an iconic lifestyle destination that the West End community will be very proud to call home,” he said.

West Franklin apartments have been pitched at the affordable luxury market to appeal to a broad cross section of purchasers, with over 70 per cent of stage one already sold. Local Adelaide architects Brown Falconer were chosen to lead the exterior design and interior fit-out.

Due to be completed early 2019, the first stage of West Franklin features 272 residential apartments spread across two towers. They both share a common podium comprising 1,100 sqm of retail on the ground level, resident facilities and car parking.

“The commencement of work on site is an important milestone for both Greaton and Built Environs,” added Daryl Young, Built Environs managing director.

“After the design finalisation phase and procurement of our key sub contracts it is exciting to see action on site,” he said.

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